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Book Review of Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep
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This book was really raved about and highly recommended by a few members of my online book club, The Reading Cove. So I had high expectations; but after reading it, the plot had the substance for a short story.....but it was drawn out for 360 pages!

It's an interesting premise: Christine has severe memory loss whenever she sleeps. Every morning, she wakes up having forgotten the last 20 years.

The story starts out interestingly enough, but the middle is boring and repetitious to a fault. It's just wash, rinse, repeat for 200 pages, and then the most obvious twist imaginable. I won't spoil it for those who haven't read it, but only the heavily Xanaxed couldn't see that coming, LOL. And you have to suspend a lot of common sense and logic to buy that she'd have had a loving husband and son and still fall into something like this.

On the positive side, this is a first novel and the writing in the beginning and the very end showed promise, so I'd be open to more from the author in the future.

But I think this one's a C, average.